the Bayeux Tapestry



A panorama with high resolution images

Explore online the Bayeux Tapestry scene by scene
Discover the entire Bayeux Tapestry scene by scene and follow online the 70 meter-long embroidered canvas which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066.

For the first time, you will be able to freely explore the entire Bayeux Tapestry scene by scene with a never seen quality of images ! This project has been led by the City of Bayeux and the DRAC Normandie (Ministry of Culture) with the assistance of the “Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie” who photographed the embroidery. The high resolution images were then reconstituted by the University of Caen and the CNRS. This panorama is the reference image of the S.D.I.S tool (Spatialized Documentary Information System), produced to assist scientific research on the work, and to give access to a rich documentation to the public in the future museum.


Terms of use

Access to this panorama is free for a private or public non-commercial use. Any commercial use of this tool is prohibited, as well as the extraction of images from this panorama. For any public consultation or for a share of the link of the panorama (URL), please mention the source: “Official digital representation of the Bayeux Tapestry – 11th century. Credits: City of Bayeux, DRAC Normandie, University of Caen Normandie, CNRS, Ensicaen, Photos: 2017 – La Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie »
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The Bayeux Tapestry in figures

1500 designs
A fabulous epic !
600 characters, 500 animals of all kinds, 200 horses, 50 trees
 are illustrated over the entire length of the linen canvas.
70 meters
Like a comic ?
An embroidered canvas of 50cm high, made up of 9 successive pieces of linen. Can you find their junctions ?
58 scenes
And a missing ending...
380 Latin words describe the astonishing story of William the Conqueror's accession to the throne of England in 1066.
Foire aux questions
How can you explore the Bayeux Tapestry online?

An immersive digital version of the Bayeux Tapestry is available for exploration on the Bayeux museums’ website. This interactive tool allows viewers to freely navigate through the entire tapestry, engage with the scenes in full detail, and utilize a zoom feature to closely examine the intricate embroidery patterns.

Where can the most exquisite sections of the Bayeux Tapestry be seen?

Through the digital panorama of the Bayeux Tapestry, the entire masterpiece can be explored with high-resolution imagery, allowing zoom to the very fabric of the linen canvas and intricate embroidered threads.

Which celestial body is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry?

The online panorama of the Bayeux Tapestry reveals the passage of Halley’s Comet across the English sky in the spring of 1066.